A Potential Hidden Factor in Why People Have So Much Trouble Losing Weight The American conventional wisdom about weight loss is simple: A calorie deficit is all that’s required to drop excess pounds, and moderating future calorie consumption is all … Continue reading Biology more than willpower
The “Recency Effect” Is Especially Pronounced In Children – An Important Finding For Researchers And Parents As father to an 18-month-old toddler, I would love to know exactly what my son is thinking. Along with many parents, one of the … Continue reading Cake or Broccoli?
Eat Food. All the Time. Mostly Junk. I can’t stop thinking about cupcakes. No, not chic ones from the bakery, swathed in caramel buttercream, $3.95 each—I mean real cupcakes, baked at home by Mom and the kids in a classic … Continue reading The way we eat
How Shopping For Yogurt is Like Buying a Car We could say that the wholesome trend in food was led by yogurt. FAGE was the first Greek yogurt sold in the U.S. Then there was Chobani, Danone, and General Mills. … Continue reading Our choice fatigue
Being Prompted To Think About Coffee Elevates Your Physiological Arousal And Focuses Your Mind, No Ingestion Required So entrenched is the association in our culture between coffee and ideas of arousal, ambition and focus that merely thinking about, or being … Continue reading Mere exposure matters
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel? The patient, a 48-year-old real estate professional in treatment for anxiety and mild depression, revealed that he had eaten three dozen oysters over the weekend. His psychiatrist, Dr. Drew Ramsey, an assistant … Continue reading Nutrition and brain
When Ketchup and Parking Are Similar There is no such thing as one price for ketchup. Looking at how much shoppers paid for a 36-ounce bottle of Heinz ketchup (in 2007), we can see $1.66 was the average. However, among … Continue reading Price dispersement